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Yesterday, British Airways announced that it would be extending the elite status of a significant number of its Executive Club members and as these status extensions have now posted and as they caused some confusion the last time they were offered, I thought I’d resurrect a post showing exactly how to check if your status has been extended.
New Status Extensions
With some Executive Club Elite statuses set to expire at the end of this month and with a lot more set to expire from July onwards, British Airways has confirmed that all Executive Club members whose tier point collection date falls between 1 July and 31 December 2021 have been given an extension of one more year.
These status extensions should all now have been processed, so this is how you can check to see if your British Airways elite status is now valid for a lot longer than it was just 24 hours ago:
Check Your British Airways Elite Status Extension
On The App
Open up the British Airways app on your smartphone and log in. Once logged in, tap on the menu “hamburger” in the top right of your screen.
In the menu that has now opened up, tap on “my account”.
Your account page should now be open and it will be showing an Executive Club membership card. Tap the card to enlarge it.
The enlarged Executive Club card will now show you your new elite status expiry date which, assuming you’re eligible for a status extension, should now be showing a date that’s 12 months further out than the date the card was showing yesterday.
On The British Airways Website
The app is by far the easiest place to check to see if your status has been extended but if you’d prefer to check on the airline’s website, make sure you’re careful to look in the right place.
Head over to the British Airways website and log in via the link on the top right of the homepage.
Click on “My account details” (which you’ll find towards the top left of the page) and this will open up a drop-down screen displaying your account.
On your account details screen, click on the “My Executive Club” button (you’ll find it at the bottom left of this section)…
…and this will open up your main Executive Club membership page.
This is now the page that can cause some confusion because under the tier points balance it shows the same year-end date as it will have shown since your year first started (in my case it shows 8 Dec 2021). Nothing appears to have changed.
This, however, isn’t your elite status expiry date. This date simply shows when your tier point collection year ends and that’s not the same as your elite status expiry date.
To see when your elite status expires you’ll need to click on “View more account information“…
…and it’s only then that your elite status expiry date will be revealed:
The page will now display your “card expiry date” and assuming your status has been extended, the card expiry date will have been advanced by 1 year. In my case, my British Airways Gold status has gone from expiring in January next year to expiring in January 2023.
British Airways appears to have now finished processing the elite status extensions that it announced yesterday and the best place to check to see that your status has been extended is in the app. If you prefer to check your elite status on BA.com, make sure that you check your elite status expiry date in the correct place and keep in mind that your ‘year end’ date is not the same as your elite status expiry date.